E3 2017: Everything Announced by Bethesda

The intial focus was on VR games, and then we got blown away by Wolfenstein 2.


It was all about Bethesdaland and the games coming from the Maryland-based publisher at its press conference. The company started with some VR offerings for its most popular franchises, then went to its tentpoles games such as Dishonored 2, Quake Champions and an all new Wolfenstein and Evil Within. Here's the list of Bethesda offering from the show.

Fallout 4 VR looks a lot like Fallout 4

We knew that Bethesda was working on it, but they finally showed it off, and it looked mighty impressive. The game will be coming for HTC Vive on PC this October, but we didn't get too many other details. But that didn't dissuade us from enjoying what we saw.


DOOM VFR makes ripping apart demons scary fun

If meeting a Mancubus for the first time in Doom made your soil yourself a bit, then the newly announced DOOM VFR will probably require you to get an entirely new outfit. The experience is really intense in the video, so we can only imagine what it is like once you put the goggles on. And if you aren't sure why it is VFR, remember what the F in BFG stood for.

Quake Champions gets BJ Blazkowicz and dual-wielding shotguns

We didn't get too much more info on Quake Champions, but we did get the reveal that Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz would be joining the QC roster in time for the $1 million championship tournament at QuakeCon this year. The game is still in beta, and no details on a release date, but some pro players got some screen time in a promo about the tournament.

The Evil Within 2 gets its bloody debut

Bethesda played this one pretty close to the vest, announcing the game with a new trailer and an October 13 release date. That's Friday the 13th, by the way, which likely means that your character's luck may run out in this horror-filled sequel. Plenty of bodies to go around, so you can expect the same edge-of-your-seat gameplay as in the first game

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is coming to Nintendo Switch

This wasn't too much of a surprise as Nintendo had showed a snippet of gameplay when it showed off the Nintendo Switch for the first time. What we did get, however was the fact that there will be a Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild amiibo for the game, allowing players to get Link attire, such as the outfit and the Master Sword and shield. We even got to see a bit of gameplay using the Joycons to do various game actions. No release date was revealed for the game.

Dishonored 2 DLC Death of the Outsider revealed

If you've done everything you can do in Dishonored 2, then you will be thrilled to learn that there is new DLC on the way. This time, master assassin Daud is back, and with the help of companion Billie Lurk, they want to take out the Outsider. Interesting premise, given that the black-eyed one is almost always in your dreams, so it will be interesting to see whether the title is literal of figurative when the DLC hits on September 15.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is even more intense than the original

The Nazis won the war. TV is populated with German shows, and cats control remote controls. And apparently some Nazis will swig strawberry shakes while asking you for your papers. Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus made its debut, showing off hero BJ Blazkowicz starting off the game falling out of bed and needing a wheelchair. And apparently he is going to be a dad. So many twists and turns in the game play trailer, but the ending is worth it seeing one guy tripping on acid as BJ pregnant wife brutally stabs a Nazi to death. All this fun can be yours when the game launches on October 27.

Creation Club for paid mods

Bethesda will be offering a Creation Club for mod developers where they can get paid for their creations. The club will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC later this summer.

Not shown but, it exists

It's a Bethesda game, but was reserved for the Sony press conference. Skyrim is coming to PlayStation VR this November.

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    June 19, 2017 7:50 PM

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      June 20, 2017 5:33 AM


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        June 20, 2017 7:10 AM

        The lineup looks great to me, but I've played and enjoyed all these franchises in the last year, and having a Vive (and Asif's demo reporting) made DoomVR a pre-order. Fallout4VR.....I can't figure if this is a gutsy move to support a fledgling tech, or a stick-in-the-eye to FBoculus.

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      June 20, 2017 5:43 AM

      Dishonored 2 DLC and Wolfenstein 2 are the ones I am excited about. Dishonored has a history of awesome DLC and Wolfenstein was very fun.

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      June 20, 2017 5:50 AM

      Wasn't there supposed to be a Skyrim in space? That would have been cool

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      June 20, 2017 6:16 AM

      To be fair I'm greatful for all the VR releases.

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      June 20, 2017 6:20 AM

      As much as I didn't like Fallout 4, if they released FO4 VR for PSVR it would probably be enough to make me cave and buy a PSVR

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      June 20, 2017 6:29 AM

      Really happy that Bethesda is funding multiple VR titles. Also think it's strange we still don't have a release date for Skyrim on Switch.

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